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The Book of Acts Intro
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THE BOOK OF ACTS

 


This is a study we are conducting and welcome you to join us.  The study outline is listed below and following that are questions for our weekly class discussions.  As a prerequisite ask that you read the Gospel of Luke and then the book of Acts in their entirety together.  On any particular question, if you desire, feel free to e-mail me at pastor@maranathapdx.org ,

 

CLASS OUTLINE

 

Introduction

Luke writes both his gospel and the book of Acts as a continuing work.  In the gospel covering those things Jesus began to do and teach up to his ascension and in the Acts to show the continuation of that work through the Holy Spirit and the Apostles with him in heaven.

Introduction to Luke (Luke 1:1-4)
Introduction to the Acts (Acts 1:1-5)

  1. IN JERUSALEM (1:6 – 6:7)

    Waiting for Pentecost (1:6-26)
    The Day of Pentecost (2:1-47)
    The outbreak of persecution (3:1 – 4:31)
    Satanic counter attack (4:32 – 6:7)

  2. FOUNDATIONS FOR WORLD MISSION (6:8 – 12:24)

    Stephen the martyr (6:8 – 7:60)
    Philip the evangelist (8:1-40)
    The conversion of Saul (9:1 – 31)
    The conversion of Cornelius (9:32 – 11:18)
    Expansion and opposition (11:19 – 12:24)

  3. THE APOSTLES TO THE GENTILES (12:25 – 21:17

    The first missionary journey (12:25 – 14:28)
    The Council of Jerusalem (15:1 – 16:5)
    Mission in Macedonia (16:6 – 17:15)
    Paul in Athens (17:16 – 34)
    Corinth and Ephesus (20:1 – 21:17)
    More about Ephesus (20:1 – 21:17)

  4. ON THE WAY TO ROME (21:18 – 28:31)

    Paul’s arrest and self-defense (21:18 – 23:35)
    Paul on trial (24:1 – 26:32)
    Rome at last (27:1 – 28:31)
    (This outline is borrowed from  The Message of Acts by John R. W. Stott)

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